Rick Bezet is the founder and lead pastor of New Life Church in Central Arkansas. NLC was America's fastest growing church in 2009, according to Outreach Magazine's Top 100. Rick is also a founding board member and overseer of the ARC, the Association of Related Churches, a church planting organization across the nation. In 2001, Rick set aside his future as a professional golfer to follow God's call to central Arkansas to start a church. Now, eleven years later, New Life Church has seven campuses, an Internet campus, and 18 total services. NLC celebrated its Decade service last year with a reported attendance of 14,000. Relationship is at the very center of Rick's DNA, which is evident in both the ARC and New Life Church. Along with pastoring, Rick speaks across the globe sharing his passion and vision for church planting and leadership. Rick is a church mobilizer, speaker and motivator, both nationally and internationally. In Rick's spare time, he likes to golf and spend time with his family. Rick has been married to his wife, Michelle, for 24 years. They have 4 children: Hunter (21), Hailee (19), Tanner (17), and Grace (15).